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Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Lagunitas - the brewery infecting Heineken

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the gl...


Ian Shackleton | 28 Aug 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, returns this month with a headache from Heineken. He also considers the prospects for growth in the tricky Chinese market and surveys the dangers facing PepsiCo that its next CEO will have to deal with from day one.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2018

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding a host of analyst presentations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Africa, as well as its future expectations for the continent.


Richard Siddle | 2 Jul 2018

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.


Andy Morton | 28 Jun 2018

What do international brewers know about cannabis? Not very much, it seems, which is why Constellation Brands last year invested CAD245m (US$191m) in a cannabis manufacturer to help Corona's US owner bring a cannabis beverage to market. Molson Coors is reportedly seeking similar help in its potential push into the category.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 21 Jun 2018

In the final part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, we get a glimpse of the group's employee culture, we head over to China and we consider placing some bets.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down for a rare chat with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito. In this, the penultimate in our four-part exclusive interview, we look at why volume still has a big part to play in the global beer category, why choice in the beer aisle continues to challenge brewers and where the shampoo industry has lost a customer.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2018

Sapporo Breweries has announced its pending return to China, partnering up with Anheuser-Busch InBev's operations in the country to handle distribution.


Lucy Britner | 17 Sep 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up new packaging for its Stella Artois brand in the UK market.


Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to launch the Michelob Ultra brand in the UK in an attempt to replicate the lager's success in the US.


Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2018

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has released details of a packaging upgrade in the country for the Stella Artois Cidre variant.


Richard Woodard | 7 Sep 2018

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up an ad campaign for its new flavoured sparkling margarita, Berry-A-Rita, targeting American football fans as the 2018 NFL season begins.


Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

China's two biggest brewers have posted first-half sales rises as consumers increasingly move to premium beers, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, is to release its first non-alcoholic beer in response to changing consumer trends in the country.


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Beverages have been placed ninth out of 15 in a list of industries ranked by their "brand intimacy".


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed Richard Oppy as the new global VP for its global brands portfolio, taking on responsibility for Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.


Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's new UK Corona campaign will feature outdoor parties accompanied by solar-powered DJ booths.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has taken a playful dig at underperforming NFL team the Cleveland Browns with its latest Bud Light activation.


Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2018

The UK & Ireland unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the latest part of its marketing tie-up with England's Football Association, with Bud Light becoming an 'Official Beer' of the England senior men's team.


Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that Paula Lindenberg will assume leadership of the UK & Ireland business unit when incumbent Jason Warner moves to become the group's zone president for Europe.


Andy Morton | 10 Aug 2018

The incubator unit for Anheuser-Busch InBev, ZX Ventures, has pledged to capitalise on the potential of e-commerce to help it become the leading growth driver for the Budweiser brewer by 2020.


Andy Morton | 10 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is continuing to ramp up its Bud Light activations for the upcoming NFL season in the US, with the launch of its official 2018 team cans.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Africa head has outlined how the company's SABMiller takeover has allowed the group to reach more consumers by greatly expanding its price ladder on the continent.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's latest marketing activation for Michelob Ultra in the US is offering consumers the chance to win a golf bag complete with beer keg.


Andy Morton | 8 Aug 2018

Brewers should make more of the premiumisation trend in the beer category, which lags far behind wines and spirits, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch has said.


Andy Morton | 8 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed reports that it is to build a new brewery in Mozambique.


Andy Morton | 7 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is preparing for the new American football season in the US by honouring last season's Super Bowl champions in a Bud Light campaign.


Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is looking to tackle global issues such as water conservation and green logistics with a new sustainability start-up fund.


Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2018

Heineken's CEO has said Nigeria's premium beer market is on track for success despite pressure from value brands and the launch of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser.

Latest blogs

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